Jan. 18, 2019

HARRISBURG – Rep. Meghan Schroeder (R-Bucks) has been named to four standing committees within the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 2019-20 Legislative Session. They are the Aging and Older Adult Services, Children and Youth, Education and Transportation committees.

“It is exciting to be given such a strong list of committees on which to serve,” said Schroeder. “They cover a wide array of topics that are of great interest to the people I represent, as well as me personally.”

The committees are where all bills are first sent and reviewed. During the committee process, amendments can be offered, discussion on the bills takes place and sometimes public or informational hearings are held to gather more information on a legislative issue before a vote is taken on whether or not to advance a bill for a vote before the full House.

“As a mother and a taxpayer, I have a real interest in our state’s education system and how we can best maximize the potential of each student,” said Schroeder. “The Education Committee works on state issues involving both public and private schools, encompassing pre-K through grade 12 basic education, as well as post-secondary education. Additionally, I look forward to working to advance initiatives dealing with career and technical schools to help prepare students and workers for the in-demand jobs of today and tomorrow.

“Looking at issues that impact our most vulnerable segments of society – the very young and the elderly – is what draws my interest to both the Children and Youth and Aging committees,” said Schroeder. “I look forward to working on legislation that will hopefully strengthen the protections of these two groups, as well as address issues that are specific to their needs.”

The House Transportation Committee is responsible for reviewing vehicle code regulations, mandatory insurance and coverage minimums, rules of the road, parking and local enforcements, mass transit codes, rail issues, PennDOT planning, oversight of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, airports, scenic highways and highway naming.

“Transportation is a top priority of most Pennsylvanians,” concluded Schroeder. “With aging infrastructure and growing populations, there are many concerns pertaining to the capability of our roads and bridges. Bucks County is welcoming more residents and businesses each year, but we need to make sure our transportation system can handle all the extra vehicles it takes to support such growth. I am very interested in serving on this particular committee.”

For more information and legislative updates, please visit Schroeder’s website at RepSchroeder.com or her Facebook page at Facebook.com/RepSchroeder.